Magazine April 6, 2009, Issue

The Long View

Nancy Pelosi on Capitol Hill (Yuri Gripas/Reuters)



RE: AIG bonuses pushback

Madam Speaker:

Need to arrange a conference call soon about the new AIG employee-bonus controversy. We’re getting lots of poll data showing big traction — people really are getting angry about it, about these big companies getting taxpayer dollars and not changing their old, greedy ways. Our pollsters think this is a great time to move on health care, etc.

When can we schedule a conference call?



RE: RE: AIG bonuses pushback

When can we schedule a conference call??? You tell me!!!! I’m right now in the least comfortable G5 jet the Air Force has got —

In This Issue



Books, Arts & Manners


Shelf Life

According to David Rooney’s new guide to Knox’s works, the book Knox wanted on the desert island was a Bradshaw railway schedule, next to the Bible.


The Week

The Week

Somebody should advise the suave diplomats in the Obama administration that the most reassuring symbol of U.S.-Russia relations isn't a big red button.
Happy Warrior

Old School

Maybe the president can spend enough of our money to halt the degradation of infrastructure. The degradation of citizenship will prove harder to reverse.